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Posted on April 13, 2017 at 3:39am 0 Comments

I think it facile to speak of "intelligence" - what we have are cognitive functions that group together into "intelligences."



Hence the curious and poorly understood mechanism by which some people who are deemed "autistic" have extraordinary, albeit fairly discrete gifts - photographic memory, or the ability to play a song by ear.



We used to think adults didn't generate new neurons. They do.



We used to think "junk DNA" served no genetic purpose.…



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